Tic Tac Toe Challenge on Travel


We drove from Las Vegas where I attended On Stage to Tucson today.  Whew – that is a long drive!  But we arrived safely and I was thrilled to have the space to get out the limited amount of supplies I brought with me to craft while my husband participates in a competition in his hobby.  This is the 2018 Hobby Trip!

The big question was can I use what I packed and what I received at On Stage to create a card that meets the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I considered the animal option since we were gifted a super cute set with a giraffe and a kangaroo among other animals.  But, I wasn’t sure I could come up with a great design.  I played it a little safer and used the bottom row: Layers, square, and floral.

The sentiment in this card is from the upcoming Stampin Up stamp set, Rooted in Nature.  This suite of products is a must-have.  I can’t wait for June 1 when you can order it too.

Here is the card:

Eclectic tttc042The base cardstock is Powder Pink.  On top,  I added  Flowering Flourish die cuts in Flirty Flamingo.  Over that, I placed a Naturally Eclectic Card Overlay. The white leaves work so well to frame the base layers. I love the acrylic layer, but it’s really difficult to photograph well, so I apologize for the flash and light glare.

Next, I stamped that brand new sentiment in Garden Green on Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with the Layering Squares.  I added a scalloped square also in Garden Green underneath.

The leaves came from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin – Layering Leaves.  I also added another Flowering Flourish die cut with a rhinestone.  The butterfly was punched (before I left town) from a leftover piece of glossy paper that had been smooshed through overspray Brusho crystals. I used the matte side of the paper so it more closely matched the flower and added a couple more rhinestones.

I hope you like the card I was able to create from pre-cut pieces and scraps from my craft room.  What do you have lying around you could use to make something beautiful?  Tic Tac Toe Challenge


Amazing Tic Tac Toe Challenge

This week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge, 41, was AMAZING.  I was so inspired I had to use all of the options.

Here is the inspiring board and the card that resulted.


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I used a vellum circle to emboss the rose image from Beautiful Day in gold.  I colored the back of the image with the Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry Blends.   I fussy cut the same image in white cardstock to layer behind the flower so that the color would pop and it would be easier to mount on Dimensionals.  The card base is also Rich Razzleberry. Then I embossed a piece of Lemon Lime Twist using the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder. I love how these folders give so much variation in the texture.  The bold sentiment was die cut from gold foil and I cut the You a second time in Rich Razzleberry so that it would stand out just a bit more.  Finally, I used some gold baker’s twine around the embossed layer for a final embellishment.

Once again, I had a great time playing the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Tic Tac Toe Challenge Meets Paper Pumpkin

Have I shared with you how much I adore Paper Pumpkin?  It’s a subscription box from Stampin Up!.  I used the Tic Tac Toe ChallengeJanuary box, Heartfelt Notes, to create my card for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge, #40.

The board inspired so many ideas that it was hard to select a row.  I considered using multiple rows.  But since I was hosting my monthly “Friday Free For All” – a party where my Paper Pumpkin subscribers come over and work on any box they have – I decided I would use one of my unfinished boxes to complete this challenge.

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I finally chose the diagonal row: Twine, Metallic, and Rhinestones.



Here is the card I created.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Paper Pumpkin Heartfelt Notes

The copper embossed hearts paper provided my theme and color scheme. Red was one of the options, but I didn’t use a bold sentiment for my card, so technically, I didn’t complete the additional row.  For the twine, I dug into my Paper Pumpkin leftovers for a bit of copper baker’s twine. It looks great, but it’s challenging to tie! The copper metal element is also on the banner with the sentiment.

Rhinestones are one of the easiest embellishments to use.  You can scatter them on almost any project to add a bit of sparkle. I used five rhinestones because an odd number makes a design more interesting.

I dragged out my retired heart punch to add the black and white striped heart and the Real Red heart stamped in matching ink with the XOXO stamp from the Heartfelt Notes box.  If you don’t have the punch, you could use either the Sweet and Sassy Framelits or the heart from the Wood Crate Framelits.

This was a great board and I had so much fun creating this card.